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The Simpsons as seen on Futurama

The Simpsons is a popular animated situation comedy of the late 20th century and early 21st century created by Matt Groening. The Simpsons' characters remained popular even in the 31st century.

Some characters of The Simpsons make background appearances in episodes of Futurama and in return, Futurama has appearances on The Simpsons.

Instances of The Simpsons in Futurama Edit

Instances of Futurama in The SimpsonsEdit

  • In the Season 5 episode "Rosebud" In Burns's dream about the future, he appears as a head in a jar (with robotic body). This episode aired approximately 5 and a half years before Futurama started.
  • In the Season 10 episode "Treehouse of Horror IX" David X. Cohen's pseudnoymn is David "Watch Futurama" Cohen.
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  • In the Season 10 episode "Mayored to the Mob" Uter wears a Futurama T-shirt. This episode aired 3 months before futurama started.
  • In the Season 11 episode "Missionary Impossible" Bender appears in a FOX telethon
  • In the Season 12 episode "HOMЯ" In the couch gag, the Simpsons come out from tubes, like in Futurama a yellow Fry comes from one of them.
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    Futurama couch gag

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  • In the Season 14 episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade" Bender is one of the TV characters Bart hallucinates and sees the kids turns into.
  • In the Season 14 episode "Helter Shelter" A model of the Planet Express Ship can be seen on Comic Book Guy's shelf.
  • In the Season 15 episode "I, D'oh-Bot" Bender's name appears on a videotape fighting Killhammad Aieee.
  • In the Season 15 episode "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" Matt Groening appears as himself billed as the creator of futurama
  • In the Season 15 episode "Catch Em if You Can" In the video store, there's a poster for Futurama in the background.
  • In the Season 15 episode "Fraudcast News" Jeremy Freedman yells: "Why did they have to cancel Futurama?!" before jumping off a mountain.
  • In the Season 16 episode "Future-Drama" Bender appears when Homer and Bart pass through the tunnel; John DiMaggio guest stars as the voice of Bender. The episode's title is a reference to Futurama as well. Moe's clone was made out of Moe's back fat, just like how Cubert was made.
  • In the Season 19 episode "That 90's Show" Homer mentions events that happened in the 1990's. He then mentions "The struggling Matt Groening created Futurama". This implies that Futurama is a TV show in The Simpsons universe just as The Simpsons is a TV show in the Futurama universe.
  • In the Season 18 episode "Homerazzi", Sideshow Mel eats the American Flag just as Dr. Zoidberg did in "A Taste of Freedom".
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    Fry and Leela, on an asteroid.

  • In the Season 22 episode "Love Is A Many Strangled Thing", as the episode starts, the Planet Express ship appears and the Futurama theme song is heard.
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    Bender, with grown-up Bart and elder Homer

When the camera zooms into "P" in SIMPSONS, The Simpsons theme song follows.

  • In the Season 23 episode "Beware My Cheating Bart", at the end of this episode, it zooms out of Springfield and into outer space, Fry and Leela can be seen sitting on an asteroid.
  • In the Season 25 opening sequence of Teehouse of Horror XXIV, the Hypnotoad can been seen in front of Lisa. The opening sequence was directed by Guillermo del Toro.[1]
  • In either the Season 25 finale, or in Season 26, Futurama will crossover with The Simpsons in one full episode. The plot will revolve around bad boys Bender and Bart: “Bender has to come back from the future to kill Bart because there’s something that Bart does now that makes the future really, really, really bad, Harlan Ellison will lend his voice to a different episode in season 25. The cast members who will be featured in the episode are Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche.[2]

Futurama/Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis ComicEdit

The Futurama/Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis is a two part crossover between the animated series Futurama and The Simpsons, both created by Matt Groening. It was published in 2002 and 2003 by Bongo Comics. A sequel, Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis II, was published in 2005.

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